Please read Acts 8 and 9 today. It’s hard to believe how close we are to the end of our year together. What are you thinking about today? What truth can you take from these 2 chapters to apply to life right now? Read and come on back – let’s visit!
“Those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word” Acts 8:4
Scattered almost sounds random, but that’s how seeds are spread, right? Even a farmer, purposefully planting scatters his seeds in specific applies, in specific rows. Here, the desired result is that everyone hear the Gospel. Every person and every place needs Jesus.
“There was great joy” Acts 8:8
There was great joy for a specific reason: Christ was being peached, people were receiving the Word, people were being healed, people were being delivered…. Jesus is the sole source and center of joy! As every good and perfect gift comes from above (sorry, I’m ahead of myself there), no true joy comes without the goodness of God.
The sorcerers conversion, 8:9-13, is so powerful. It was the name of Jesus and it is still the name of Jesus today! And in Acts 9, the beginning of Paul’s ministry, wow! Y’all are going to love reading Acts and Paul’s missionary journeys in the context of the chronological timeline – I’m excited!